Posts Tagged ‘sneakers’

Fall Style: From Uptown to Upstate

Fall Style 2019: Easy Outdoor Layers

 Featuring JCPenny

Fall is in full swing here in New York. The leaves are changing, Pumpkin Spice lattes are flying out of my corner coffee shop, and it’s (finally) time to start layering! When it comes to pulling together my looks for Fall, I love to opt for something rugged and outdoor-ready but that will fit in to my city lifestyle just perfectly (think comfortable yet classic). This month I’m excited to be partnering with JCPenney to pull together a killer Fall look from the new St. John’s Bay Men’s Outdoor collection. Featuring classic styles with updates fits and silhouettes, this collection is everything I look for when styling for Fall (and trust me, it was hard to pick just one look!).

After visiting the JCPenney store here in Manhattan, I ended up landing on a look that will take me from uptown to upstate, featuring a slim pair of outdoor cargo joggers in a rich olive green. I paired them with a classic 1/4 button popover fleece (you guys know I’ve been raving about this classic 90’s trend on my instagram!), a soft and slim flannel shirt, and topped it off with a rich wine-colored puffer vest. Not only do these pieces work so well together in a head to toe look like this, but give me tons of versatility when it comes to styling the rest of my looks for Fall.

To shop the collection, click here!

You guys can also shop my look: 

St. John’s Bay Long Sleeve Flannel:

St. John’s Bay Puffer Vest:

St. John’s Bay Slim Fit Jogger Pants:

St. John’s Bay Long Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater:


Easy Breezy With Bonobos

Summer Ready, Manhattan Style:

Taking The Bonobos Lightweight Collection For A Spin


The minute the weather gets warm and breezy in Manhattan, I always seem to race out and shop for the warm-weather staples like gingham, pastels, chinos, loafers, etc. This season I was pumped to parter up with Bonobos (been a huge fan of the brand for years as they truly have a fit for every guy, I’m talking over 200+ combinations of fit) to give their new lightweight collection a spin…and I have to be honest, I’m obsessed. Not only do the pieces come in tons of fits and colors but the overall look of the collection is tailored and chic while being insanely lightweight – which is a super rare combination! (Think the feeling of tissue weight / linen piece but without the wrinkling, see through fabric & lack of stretch that you usually find in Summer pieces). I styled the look with a clean pair of Summer sneakers but the pieces are so versatile you could wear these from the office to weekend brunch and everything in between. Bravo, guys.

Shop My Look, Here:


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Pops Of Pink + More Great Spring Sneakers

Street Style Sneaker Look

Featuring Adidas Nite Joggers Via Finish Line

For me – Spring style is all about great staple pieces put together for easy, effortless outfits while we wait

for the warmer temps and bold patterns. Think about adding pops of color where you can with a great

sweatshirt, and pair them back to a cool pant that’s just as effortless (a great black jacket is always a great

idea as well!). When it comes to spring footwear, Sneakers are my go-to when it comes to putting together

a look like this. After months of chunky boots and thick socks, the only thing I want to wear for Spring is a

great pair of tricked out trainers.


These babies from Finish Line are a very welcome addition to my collection – the Adidas Nite Jogger. Not

only are they available in multiple colors (for any look from sporty to street ready) but they are beyond

comfortable and stylish. The boost sole makes them perfect for running errands in the city or to wear to the

gym, and the pops of pink on the body are just the right amount of color for a cool Spring look.

Finish Line has the full offering of these bad boys on their website, click here to check them out. To shop

this exact pair with a great spring street style look – checkout the carousel below. Happy Spring styling!



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Spring (& Sport) Ready With Finish Line

Ultraboost by Adidas: Spring & Sport Ready Via Finish Line 

Spring is my absolute favorite season to buy and style new sneakers. Gone are the slushy, salty days of winter and here are the endless opportunities to up your street style game with a fresh pair of kicks. I’ve recently become obsessed with Adidas Ultraboost, and little did I know they were some of the most coveted sneakers on the market! If you follow me on instagram you know I love the hunt, but when it comes to shoes – the easier the better.

Finish Line has come through with an insane selection of Adidas Ultraboost for Spring 19 and needless to say I jumped on it ASAP. I opted for this pair grounded in white / cream with little hits of pink (did I mention the hottest accent color of the Spring season?) To give myself tons of styling options.

For this shoot, I paired them back to a classic pair of Adidas track pants, a clean spring white hoodie, and an easy black lightweight jacket – but these would look insane with anything form your favorite pair of jeans to a slim suit or dress pant.

What’s great about the Ultraboost is that it’s not just a cool, ‘of-the-moment’ shoe to pair with a great outfit, but is honestly one of the most comfortable shoes to wear when running or training at the gym. I smell sneaker success! You guys can head over to to checkout the full selection, and as always have linked the look below.


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Transitioning to Fall: Denim & Mustard Tone...

Nodding To Fall With Denim & Color

While the temps may be steamy here in New York, my mind is racing with thoughts of chunky sweaters & chelsea boots for Fall. Until then, it’s time to start nodding to Fall with great denim & autumn-trend tones even while it’s still warm out there. For denim, it’s all about a vintage, 90’s style wash like these skinnies from Abercrombie. Not only is the wash perfectly aged, but the fit is insane and contain just the right amount of stretch. For shirting, opt for classic oxford-cloth shirts in Fall-ready colors, one of the biggest trends of the season being mustard. This one from Abercrombie is perfectly washed with a killer fit. Throw a varsity-inspired sweater around your waist or shoulders for a little hint at layering (you can always throw in your bag when the temps rise throughout the day).


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The Ugly Sneaker Trend

Wearing Ugly / Dad / 90’s / Chunky Sneakers Is A Thing

If you follow me on Instagram, it will be no surprise to you that I am not a fan of the ugly sneaker trend that is currently taking over social media and the fashion industry as a whole. Perhaps it’s because I’ve lived through this style moment during it’s incarnation in the 90’s (high school flashbacks anyone?) or maybe it’s because of the wild prices, but either way I can not justify playing with this whole ugly moment. As I’ve written to many of you, my whole theory on personal style is that it is just that, very personal. I hate seeing friends cave to trends and waste money in the process. Of course I support buying things that make you happy, but I’d much rather you guys invest in classics like a gorgeous chelsea boot, Gucci loafers (backless or classic), a killer Prada brogue, or handsome wingtips that you’ll have for a decade. That being said, I’ve been getting tons of messages on Instagram saying that you’d like to give this wacky-ass trend a shot and I figured if you are going to pull the trigger, I’d save your bank account a few bucks and save you a bit of embarrassment (cue looking back at your feed in 2020 wondering what the hell was I thinking?!) I’ve scoured the web and landed on 15 pairs of chunky sneakers that are under $200 and won’t have you looking like an extra in a bad Saved By The Bell episode. As always, feel free to drop me a comment or a DM on Instagram…happy shopping! x -Preston


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Preston’s Picks: December 2017

Things I’m Obsessed With Right Now: Video Edition

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, I wanted to share a few things that I can’t live without these days! Included in this roundup are the facial products I’ve been using (yes for all of you sending me DMs on Instagram!) Let me know what you guys think about this video series, planning on doing more of these. Watch away!


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Camo Puffer: Holiday Gifting Approved

Camo is back and it’s back in a big way. While a camo pant is always a trusty staple to have in your closet, it’s time to branch out and take the print further. I teamed up with G-Star to style some of my favorite pieces available at Bloomingdale’s for the Holidays (they have a super killer buy of G-Star right now), starring this crazy cool camo down jacket (did someone say PERFECT Christmas gift?!) When styling this bad boy, consider the camo print as a cool, dark, neutral. I paired back to this awesome stretch skinny jeans and embroidered sweatshirt (both from G-Star as well) to make the look cool and sporty, perfect for your Winter weekend warrior status. Happy gifting & styling 🙂


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The Camel Coat: Your Best Friend For Layering

preston konrad in camel coat

cool camel coat and watch

winter style for men

mens street style camel coat

white sneakers for men

A killer camel coat is one of the best pieces you can invest in during the Winter months. If you don’t have one in your closet already…shame on you (keep reading, I’ll hook you up in a few seconds). What I consider to be a closet staple, the trusty camel coat is not only extremely versatile, but chic enough to give any outfit an insta-worthy style upgrade. Thrown over a slim down puffer vest & plaid shirt, your camel coat will give your look an instant slim, GQ vibe while keeping out the chill (I’m trying to get you guys to move away from the bulky puffer jackets here if you can’t tell). This bad boy pictured above (purchased 2 years go) is an MAJOR sale right now at Club Monaco…under $300 and additional sale on top of that I believe.


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End Of Summer Style: Embrace The Jogger Pant

End Of Summer style by Preston Konrad

street style jogger pants for fall

mens joggers new york city

adidas shoes for guys by preston konrad


Labor Day has come and gone and although we’re not putting away our white jeans anytime soon (that rule is BS if you didn’t read our last post btw…) we are starting to tuck our shorts further back into the closet. With our favorite fall denim being a bit too heavy to wear everyday, we’re opting to lighter options like thin trop wool suiting pants or elevated joggers like these by Club Monaco (which are marked down from $130 to $70-something bucks!). They literally feel like Nike sweats yet have the look of a polished, pintuck suiting pant. Pair them back to a crisp denim button down and cool sneaker for an elevated and perfect transition to Fall look.


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